|Leonardo da Vinci, "Skull," ink, 1489|
|Leonardo da Vinci, "Arm bones," ink ca 1510|
|Leonardo da Vinci, "Female Torso," ink, ca 1510|
|Michelangelo, "Leg muscles," rec chalk|
|Michelangelo, "Back and hip muscles," red chalk|
To be sure, the experience of these two masters is atypical. An artist certainly doesn't need to dissect a body to draw one accurately. On the other hand, if one is to draw and paint our fellow humans accurately, it's crucial to learn the anatomy of the body. Classical art education has traditionally included anatomy, and continues to do so.